Margate’s Ambrette to Close

25th March 2022

The acclaimed Ambrette restaurant in Margate is Kent, is set to close next week after more than a decade. The Ambrette combines Indian cuisine with British fine dining and has been run by owner chef Dev Biswal for 10 years.

The former Asian Restaurant Awards’s ‘Asian Chef of the Year, also runs a second branch of The Ambrette in Canterbury and a delivery and collection-only kitchen in Ashford. But the Margate restaurant, on Fort Hill opposite Turner Contemporary, will is close on Sunday, 3rd April.

An email sent out to customers holding gift vouchers for the restaurant explained: “Thank you for your continued support and custom. After more than 10 successful years in Margate, the Ambrette Margate will be closing on April 3, 2022. Please use any outstanding gift vouchers which have not already been used before April 3.

Speaking out about why he is closing the eatery, he said it was to seek a better “work-life balance”. He said he wants to dedicate more time with his family after COVID made him realise “what’s important”.

He said: “My priority has shifted to finding a work-life balance and being with family. COVID has made us all realise what’s important.

“I lost close family members during the COVID period and I could not go to see them due to work pressure. I would like to consolidate and focus on one unit and hope my regulars from Thanet will make it a special occasion to dine with me in Canterbury.”